Xmas Special: Open Doors – Gateways to Social Science Information online
On 13th December 2011 ALISS (Association of Librarians and Information Professionals in the Social Sciences) held a half-day conference which highlighted significant gateways/ portals – websites which provide a single point of access to large collections of full text social science documents, reports and other materials. The three papers are now available . Click on the author’s name for access!
Knowledge Portal Manager, Third Sector Research Centre
Jennie Grimshaw, Curator, Social Policy Collections, British Library
Introduced the Third Sector Knowledge Portal which was launched in October 2011 and aims to bring together research and information on the voluntary and community sector http://www.tsrc.ac.uk/Research/KnowledgePortal/tabid/840/Default.aspx
Collection Development Librarian Institute of Education, University of London spoke about the development content and future plans of Digital Education Resource Archive (DERA)
Dr Jane Winters Connected Histories Sources for building British history 1500-1900 which was launched in 2011 and offers a federated search of 15 major databases of primary source economic, political and social science texts. She offered insight into the development and content of the site.